Today you should read: Galatians 6:1-10
If you have been around Center Point for a long time or even if you have just started attending, it is pretty clear that one of our main focuses as a church is discipleship. Our mission statement even contains it: Our mission at CPC is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.
Well, in our passage today, there is a strong emphasis from Paul concerning discipleship with the Galatians. Starting with verse 1, Paul reminds us that one aspect of discipleship is correcting wrongdoings. Everyone has sinned and we all stumble in different ways, and in a discipleship relationship, the discipler can walk alongside and correct the disciplee. Verse 2 points out that we need to “bear one another’s burdens.” Life gets tough during some seasons, and discipleship allows someone to be there for you during the hard times. Or you get the opportunity to help someone through a rough season. Verse 7 shows us that “whatever one sows, that he will also reap.” In discipleship, it is important to talk about spiritual things.
If discipleship is only about hanging out and having fun, then the person will never grow in their faith (also, there are times to have fun in discipleship). But if the purpose of discipleship is to make more disciples, then that is what needs to be sown. Verses 9-10 end our passage, and it should encourage all of us to continue doing good works. Discipleship can be a good work because you are investing and caring for someone. If you are meeting with a discipler, your good work is to do the work assigned to you each week.
Paul reminds us of some important things concerning discipleship. If you are curious about discipling or being discipled, reach out to Graham Withers at firstname.lastname@example.org and he would love to help you get in that process!
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice
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